Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Cornell Destouche, who was last seen in Walthamstow, east London, is dangerous and should not be approached, Scotland Yard says.
21:54, UK,Monday 11 April 2016
Cornell Destouche, who is being sought by police
Police have issued a warning about a "violent and dangerous" schizophrenic who is on the run from a mental health unit.
Cornell Destouche has absconded from the unit in Hackney, east London, Scotland Yard said.
He was being treated at the John Howard Centre in Homerton, according to reports.
The 25-year-old, who was last spotted on Sunday, requires daily medication to control his paranoid schizophrenia.
He is understood to have fled from a minicab during a period of escorted leave.
Scotland Yard said he should not be approached and anyone who sees him should call 999 immediately if he is spotted.
Detective Inspector Paul Ridley, from Hackney CID, said: "Extensive efforts are being made to trace Cornell Destouche.
"He has a history of violence and could pose a threat if confronted.
"If you see him please do not approach or challenge him but dial 999."
Mr Destouche was last seen on 10 April at 5pm at a junction between The Drive and Church Hill Road, Walthamstow.
He is black, 5ft 11in tall (1.8m), of medium build, with braided hair and a black beard.
At the time he vanished, he was wearing a black and grey T-shirt, blue jacket, blue jeans and navy trainers.
He was also carrying a grey rucksack.
He is known to have connections to several parts of east London, including Leyton, Barking, Hackney and the borough of Newham